Women defiant as Danish ban on full-face veil takes effect
Human rights campaigners have slammed the ban as a violation of women’s rights, while supporters argue it enables better integration of Muslim immigrants into Danish society.
Human rights campaigners have no issue with beating women or stoning them to death if they refuse to wear the freedom sack. Strange priorities, don’t you think?
Protests against the ban were planned in Copenhagen and Aarhus late on Wednesday, with several hundred people expected to attend, some of them wearing the full-face veil.
A spokesman for the Copenhagen police said they did not plan to fine the protesters who violated the ban.
Why have a ban when you’re not willing to enforce it?
Wearing a burqa, which covers a person’s entire face, or the niqab, which only shows the eyes, in public will lead to a fine of 1,000 kroner (134 euros).
The ban also targets other accessories that hide the face such as balaclavas and false beards. Repeated violations will be fined up to 10,000 kroner.
A 30-year-old Muslim woman interviewed by newspaper Berlingske, identified only as Sarah, said she had “lost faith in the system”.
No Mohammedan ever had faith in the infidel system.
Born and raised in Denmark by parents who emigrated from Turkey, she has worn the niqab since she was 18.
“I’ve realised that democracy doesn’t work. Politicians boast of freedoms and rights when they are making fun of Muslims and when they are drawing caricatures of the prophet. But when it comes to me, they take away my right to choose how I want to dress,” she said.
In other words, she wants to make Denmark Islamic. She doesn’t respect the law of the land.
“I have come to the realisation that Muslims don’t have the same rights as others. So much of politics is hypocritical.”
Mohammedans are the most hypocritical creatures on the face of the earth.
Earlier this year, a woman who wore the niqab told The Local she felt the law oppressed religious freedom.
Religious freedom for Mohammedans means to force Islamic law on others. That’s why we cannot coexist.
“We’re against the ban because we live in Denmark and we believe that everybody should have the free choice and decide themselves what they want to wear. We want to be allowed to wear the niqab and practice our religion. [The new law] is against the constitution in Denmark, so we’re trying to fight that,” Maria, who requested not to use her full name, from dialogue group Kvinder i Dialog said.
No. You Mohammedans are fighting the law of Denmark. Out with the trash!!
It is not known how many women wear the niqab and burqa across the country.
One is too many.
“I don’t think there are many who wear the burqa here in Denmark. But if you do, you should be punished with a fine,” Justice Minister Søren Pape Poulsen was quoted as saying by Ritzau in February when the government presented its proposal for the ban.
It said at the time that the burqa and niqab were not “compatible with the values and sense of community in Danish society”.
Amnesty International on Wednesday condemned the law as a “discriminatory violation of women’s rights”, especially against Muslim women who choose to wear the full-face veils.
Amnesia Intentional is bought & sold to the Arabs. Corrupt as….
“If the intention of this law was to protect women’s rights it fails abjectly. Instead, the law criminalises women for their choice of clothing – making a mockery of the freedoms Denmark purports to uphold,” Deputy Europe Director Fotis Filippou said in a statement.
Its not choice. Go to Iran or Soddy Barbaria and see what choice women have.
“Whilst some specific restrictions on the wearing of full face veils for the purposes of public safety may be legitimate, this blanket ban is neither necessary nor proportionate and violates women’s rights to freedom of expression and religion,” he added.
Last year, the European Court of Human Rights upheld a Belgian ban on wearing the full-face veil in public.
France was the first European country to ban the niqab in public places with a law that took effect in 2011.